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News: PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

Could be worse

Okay, okay, we get that the Japanese console market is in decline - we just posted a story about it, in fact - but Sony will at least feel that something positive has been achieved with the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The company's newest system sold 1.2 million units in Japan last year according to Famitsu's annual hardware and software...

News: Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

Lowest figures in 26 years

We all know at this point that Japan's console market has shrunk. We could go on and on about the factors that have lead to such a decline, but let's just cut straight to the chase: 2015 saw the market hit a 26 year low. What this means is that the overall value of the market continued to fall, with it being worth ¥321...

Feature: 20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

Beasts from the East

At this point in the PlayStation 3's life, many disgruntled gamers would have told you that Japan's software outlook was bleak. Sony's homeland was struggling to adapt to the new high definition era, with developers seemingly unable to get a firm grip on working with fresh hardware. It was a tough time to be a fan of Japanese...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Features as PS4 and Vita Enjoy Holiday Bump

Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Features as PS4 and Vita Enjoy Holiday Bump

Mixed up world

Nintendo enjoyed its usual seasonal boost in the latest Media Create report, with both the Wii U and 3DS dominating the Japanese hardware and software charts. Despite this, it was a good week for the PlayStation 4 and Vita, with both systems selling over 35,000 units apiece. Gravity Rush Remastered was the headline new release,...

News: PS4's Latest Japanese Commercial Beggars Belief

PS4's Latest Japanese Commercial Beggars Belief

Get chance

You can't beat crazy Japanese commercials. This latest marketing campaign for the PlayStation 4 is built around the tagline 'Get Chance', and appears to be all about finding excuses to buy Sony's new system. In the first clip, the lady mentions that she'd like to watch foreign dramas, and the Netflix functionality on the PlayStation...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

The force is strong, etc.

The PlayStation 4 is finally holding steady in Japan, with last week's sales hitting a total of 29,052 units. It was helped, of course, by a very successful Star Wars Battlefront launch, which saw the blockbuster release sell through 123,908 copies - more than enough to put it at the top of the software charts...

News: PS4 Smashes Two Million Sales Milestone in Japan

PS4 Smashes Two Million Sales Milestone in Japan

System selling steady overseas

The perception among gamers is that the PlayStation 4 is flopping in Japan, but while it's certainly not firing on all cylinders in the Eastern nation, it's still doing reasonably well. Today's big Media Create update has revealed that the console has now crossed two million sales in Sony's home territory, which is a...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

PS4 crosses two million milestone

Call of Duty: Black Ops III enjoyed its second week at the top of the Japanese software charts according to the latest Media Create numbers. Proving that the shooter really does have worldwide appeal, the blast-'em-up sold through 43,629 copies in the last seven days, boosting total sales to a relatively...

News: Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

Cor, slimey

One story that's gone under the radar a little bit is the success of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition in Japan. The game's barely left the Media Create charts since its launch, and has sold almost 400k copies on the handheld in Sony's home nation. There's a market for "building" games in the East, then – and the upcoming Dragon Quest...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

And we're not talking firmware

Yes, the PlayStation 4's numbers have dropped, but not by much. Sony's latest console shifted 22,104 units last week, which is down just 800 from prior figures - not a bad result considering that the machine's been steadily slipping back to its pre-price cut sales until now. The Japanese company will probably be...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

Not-so-steady ground

It's a bit of a hollow victory for the PlayStation 4 in the most recent Japanese hardware charts. Sony's new-gen machine is still sitting pretty at the top, but its numbers continue to fall away without the support of any big software releases. The console's managing to stay above the hallowed 20,000 mark, but it seems as...

TGS 2015: Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

Seven of the ten winners launching on PS4

Sony's presence at TGS 2015 this week was pretty darn impressive, as it dominated the headlines with a slew of announcements. And the Japanese market appears to have responded, with a gaggle of PlayStation 4 titles leaving the show with awards. Winners included: Star Wars Battlefront, Star Ocean 5:...

TGS 2015: PS4 Is the Most Prolific Platform at Tokyo Game Show

PS4 Is the Most Prolific Platform at Tokyo Game Show

Smartphones are on top, though

It's been a particularly good week for the PlayStation 4 at TGS 2015, and that's been beared out by some official show statistics shared by Japanese rag Nikkei. According to the paper there are 103 titles for Sony's new-gen machine on display at this year's show, which is well over double the tally of last year. This...